Hi Margaret (and others)- I’ve been lurking around your site for a while, and I really enjoy it. I inherited a small dilapidated woodland schoolhouse plot, and am trying to slowly develop the space into more enjoyable garden (learning as I go). I am working right now on a 15×8 sloping bed with bright shade and maybe 3 hrs midday sun. I would love suggestions for the right shrub, as I can’t seem to find it. It should play well with a Catawba type Rhododendron (which I have hanging around waiting,) be ok with fairly dry conditions (three young beeches nearby succumbed to bark borer, but their roots haven’t quit quite yet,) and be hardy in my sheltered zone 4. I love your combo of pine (mugo?) and Rhodie, but I don’t think I have the sun. There’s a common Witch Hazel upslope, so I would prefer evergreen, but am open to interestingly deciduous. Flowers are unnecessary. Thoughts?
Viewing 1 post (of 1 total)
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
Welcome! I’m Margaret Roach, a leading garden writer for 25 years—at ‘Martha Stewart Living,’ ‘Newsday,’ and in three books. I host a public-radio podcast; I also lecture, plus hold tours at my 2.3-acre Hudson Valley (NY) Zone 5B garden, and always say no to chemicals and yes to great plants.